The PhD program in aerospace engineering accommodates individual interests and encourages independent and innovative study. Students are part of a diverse intellectual community dedicated to advancing the state of the art and practice of aerospace engineering.
84 credit hours, a written comprehensive exam, an oral comprehensive exam, a prospectus and a dissertation
All students pursuing the PhD are required to pass both a qualifying and a comprehensive examination administered by the program committee. In addition:
Students in the PhD program who have not completed an MS degree previously will be allowed to apply for a Master of Science in Passing after successfully completing the comprehensive exams.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Admission to the aerospace engineering doctoral program is highly competitive. Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Division of Graduate Education and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
To be considered for admission to the program, the student must submit these items:
*An applicant whose native language is not English is required to achieve a minimum of score of 80 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).